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Peter Strzok, accompanied by FBI building
A lawyer for the anti-Trump, FBI agent Peter Strzok fires back against criticism, said that it is his clients are not conspirators, but a patriot.
Peter Strzok, the FBI agent is under fire over a series of anti-Trump-text-messages “” from the FBI building, his lawyer confirmed to Fox News on Tuesday.
Strzok’s lawyer, Aitan Goelman, argued that although his client “has played by the rules, he is the target of “unfounded personal attacks, political games, and inappropriate information leaks.”
“All of this seriously into question the impartiality of the disciplinary process that is now displayed, is marred by political influence,” a statement from Goelman said.
He said Strzok “has complied with each of the FBI’s procedures, including being escorted out of the building as part of the ongoing internal proceedings.” The lawyer has not said when exactly Strzok was escorted.
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To demand “rather than to the public, a long-time FBI agent, fired in short, politicians should play in the disciplinary process, which is said to be free from political pressure,” Goelman. “Our politicians and the public should be very concerned about how easily such an influence was allowed to undermine due process and the statutory protection measures a person who has served his country owed for so long. Pete Strzok, and the American people deserve better.”
The FBI had no comment when contacted by Fox News.
News of Strzok removal came after the Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz confirmed during a congressional hearing earlier on Tuesday that his office was on the search, whether Strzok anti-Trump bias played a role in the introduction of the bureau, Russia probe.
Horowitz’s report on the Clinton E-Mail investigation, published last week, revealed sent a text by Strzok to his former colleague and lover, Lisa page.
The IG report said, page texted Strzok in August 2016, before then-candidate Donald Trump’s election night win, namely, “[the trombone] not to ever become President, right? Right?!”
“No. No he is not. We will finish it,” Strzok answered.
About 50,000 text messages were sent between the pair over the course of the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump the first year in the White house. Among them, comments on special counsel Robert Müller Russia’s investigation included, while others, the President suggested.
Others also showed allegience to former FBI Director James Comey in the Wake of his dismissal.
When asked about the FBI officials will be accompanied by the Agency, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N. C.) told Fox News that “it is way past time for Peter Strzok to find, hopefully, start a career and restore the credibility of the FBI that most of us love and admire and to be certainly, lady justice, someone is wearing a blindfold and with Peter Strzok it was obvious with his text messages, that was not the case.”
Fox Business’ Bruce Becker and Fox News’ Bill Mears, Brooke Singman, Alex Pappas and Jason Donner contributed to this report.